Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad is a perfect meal any time of year. Summer tends to be a lot busier, especially on the farm. If you're looking for a recipe that is easy to assemble and can be eaten on the go, you'll love this one!

Our favorite meal to take to the barn as kids was a plain quesadilla. Just cheddar cheese melted a tortilla. As I got older, I became a big fan of salads and especially chicken caesar salads. This is a great meal to eat on the go - regardless of whether that means you're in the car commuting between meetings or in a tractor. And sometimes, we aren't traveling but need something quick and easy.

When I think of tractors in the summertime, my mind immediately goes to making hay. Hot weather helps, like the 90 degree temps they are getting at home right now. The days are very long and there never seems to be enough time. And then there's the threat of rain. That is no good if you are a hay farmer. Usually when rain is on the way, it means there's a lot of scrambling to get the hay baled and put into the barn before it gets wet. Rain can ruin hay. Also not good.

The cows eat the hay in the times of year when the grass isn't growing, so it's equally important to them that the weather cooperates and everything gets done.   

If you're a farmer, grab this healthy and delicious meal during busy times of year, such as hay season, while chopping corn silage or harvesting crops. Is there ever a slow season between April and November? Not really. Meal planning and prep is key to preparing healthy meals (or anything that doesn't originate in a drive through window). Enjoy! 

Chicken Caesar Wraps

What you'll need...

  • Chicken tenders, cooked prior to making this recipe (I seasoned them with salt and pepper)
  • Lettuce, washed and chopped
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Caesar salad dressing
  • Croutons
  • Your favorite tortilla or wrap

**Amounts of the above ingredients will vary depending on how many servings you are making. 

Kitchen Equipment
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

How to make it...

  1. Cut chicken tenders into bite-size pieces
  2. In a bowl, combine chopped lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar salad dressing; mix
  3. Add chicken to the salad mix; mix again
  4. Heat a tortilla or wrap for 30 seconds to warm it up (and make it easier to create a wrap)
  5. Add chicken Caesar salad to the middle of the tortilla/wrap; tuck the ends in and roll it up
  6. Cut in half if desired or eat it whole
  7. Enjoy!

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